Citizen science / Community participation data

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03 Aug 2020

Citizen science / Community participation data

Submitted by Kheeran Dharmawardena


Meeting objectives: 

 

Objective of the meeting is to explore the following questions and see if there is sufficient interest and value in creating a Citizen Science/ Community Participation Data IG within RDA.

  • To bring EU, US and Australian citizen science communities together into a common discussion / knowledge sharing. 

  • Raise awareness about citizen science not only for data collection but also for data stewardship, understanding the value and to help improve legitimacy and support skill development

  • How can we improve the legitimacy citizen science data has within the research community?  What is needed to achieve this?

    • Can we provide recommendations on metadata requirements/considerations for citizen data

    • Are there any examples for Rules of Participation, Terms of Reference that have ensured best practices for inclusiveness and legitimacy of citizen science 

  • Can we/should we apply FAIR to citizen science data and improve its use in research and government activities? 

  • Can we provide recommendations for funders/policy makers to harness and leverage citizen science data in a meaningful way?

    • Understanding the incentives for citizen science - only carrots, no sticks? 

  • How do we acknowledge citizen scientists?

  • Interdisciplinarity of citizen science

 

Meeting agenda: 

 

Collaborative Notes Link:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lZKlc0Igz-oYurePhOc8ADtS7yBfrrsEBswF...

Time

What

5 min

Housekeeping

  • Etiquette during BoF

    • Mics off unless speaking

  • Miro familiarization

20 min

Presentations

  1. Oscar Corcho (Project ACTION)

  2. Approaches to citizen science & RDM in different regions

15 min

  1. Dimensions of Citizen Science: Citizens as data collectors, as data curators (metadata), citizens and scientific storytelling, citizens as study objects / data suppliers 

40 min

Discussion Questions

  1. Should we bring EU, US and Australian citizen science communities together into a common discussion / knowledge sharing?  If so, how do we do it?

  2. Do we need to raise awareness about citizen science not only for data collection but also for data stewardship, understanding the value and to help improve legitimacy and support skill development?  If so, how do we do it?

  3. How can we improve the legitimacy citizen science data has within the research? community?  What is needed to achieve this?

    1. Can we provide recommendations on metadata requirements/considerations for citizen data

    2. Are there any examples for Rules of Participation, Terms of Reference that have ensured best practices for inclusiveness and legitimacy of citizen science 

  4. Can we provide recommendations for funders/policy makers to harness and leverage citizen science data in a meaningful way?

    1. Understanding the incentives for citizen science - only carrots, no sticks? 

  5. How do we acknowledge citizen scientists?

  6. Interdisciplinarity of citizen science → How does RDA address this???

  7. How do we incorporate CS into RDA activities as it is a cross cutting theme in RDA?

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Short introduction describing any previous activities: 

There is no previous activities relating to this topic, however this BoF has been inspired by the work that has been within the RDA-COVID-19-Community-WG during the devleopment of the recommendations.

BoF chair serving as contact person: 
Are you willing to host a live second session to accommodate a different time zone? : 
No
Meeting presenters: 
Eva Méndez, Kheeran Dharmawardena, Timea Biro as well as invited speakers still to be confirmed.
How do you prefer to hold the virtual component of your session?: 
live
Avoid conflict with the following group (2):